2. You can only use the internal sounds, effects, and sequencing capabilities of the XX-7's to create your song. So no external samplers, sequencers, computers, effects processors, or synths. I think it's fair to use an external controller keyboard, provided it's not something like say a Karma that can generate really complex arps or CC data that the XX-7's aren't capable of. Ideally, you should just record the output of your song from the XX-7 into the computer, normalize it, then encode it to MP3, and that's it. No mastering! The point of this contest is to let all listmembers compete on a common platform, so we're taking external gear out of the equation completely.
3. All tracks will be hosted at http://emucs.iuma.com once the site is approved (only a couple more days). Once you have completed your track, email me at "rEalm619@Hotmail.com" and I'll send you the upload instructions and passwords. Please don't email the list telling them your song is ready for download, we're going to try and keep this anonymous until the voting it over. So don't place your name in the MP3 ID Tags! :)
4. All entries must be completed and uploaded to the site by Jan 10th. Please don't wait until the last night to upload your tune, this really slows things down and ultimately may mean your song doesn't get uploaded to the site in time. Voting will take place Jan 11th-19th, with the winners announced on Jan 20th. I'll set up a poll on the Yahoogroups XL-7 site, where users can go and vote on their 1 favorite song. I'm still hoping that someone not entering a song can take over this aspect, as I plan on entering and in the interest of fairness don't want to be the one responsible for the voting aspect of this contest too.
5. Keep notes of how you made your song, once all the votes are in we'll post our production notes for all to read. That way not only can other's hear what you did, they can read about how you DID it too.
6. I don't think the overall goal of this should be to win though, it's more to have fun, let others hear your stuff, get new ideas yourself, and possibly even gain some constructive critism. We have no way of knowing who cheats, so let's just use the honor system and NO ONE CHEAT!
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